The Official September 2017 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Mikey » Tue May 16, 2017 7:58 pm

Alexandros wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Does neuroscience count towards the S in STEM?

Always wondered this, but tbh I don't think it does

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Postby presidentspivey » Tue May 16, 2017 8:03 pm

Neuroscience is definitely STEM

EDIT: Found a list from ICE. They considered it STEM on their 2012 list. See CIP code 26.1599

https://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/stem-list.pdf
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Anon-e-miss » Tue May 16, 2017 8:06 pm

presidentspivey wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ttfn

Stanford, Ruby, and Hammy!!!!!!!!!!

<3

180 HYP STEM 3-4 yrs work experience. Right.

More and more I feel like HYP is a pretty substantial boost.

Seems as though Ivy pedigree can shore up a less-than-spectacular GPA when it comes to T14 acceptances and schollys, but I don't necessarily think it is a substantial boost
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:07 pm

presidentspivey wrote:Neuroscience is definitely STEM

EDIT: Found a list from ICE. They considered it STEM on their 2012 list. See CIP code 26.1599

https://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/stem-list.pdf

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Anon-e-miss » Tue May 16, 2017 8:07 pm

The 180 was probably a bigger boost for that applicant than HYP
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby presidentspivey » Tue May 16, 2017 8:08 pm

Anon-e-miss wrote:The 180 was probably a bigger boost for that applicant than HYP

Oh for sure. Didn't intend to imply otherwise.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:10 pm

Anon-e-miss wrote:The 180 was probably a bigger boost for that applicant than HYP

I don't understand why a prestigious undergrad should be a soft. Congratulations for doing well in high school and being able to afford a stupidly priced education, I guess?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby dj9i27 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:12 pm

oopsu812 wrote:
Anon-e-miss wrote:The 180 was probably a bigger boost for that applicant than HYP

I don't understand why a prestigious undergrad should be a soft. Congratulations for doing well in high school and being able to afford a stupidly priced education, I guess?

U r jelly. I went to Yale and Princeton before going to Berkeley

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby presidentspivey » Tue May 16, 2017 8:15 pm

oopsu812 wrote:
Anon-e-miss wrote:The 180 was probably a bigger boost for that applicant than HYP

I don't understand why a prestigious undergrad should be a soft. Congratulations for doing well in high school and being able to afford a stupidly priced education, I guess?

Agreed. I was 14 my freshman year of high school. Everything about my 14 year old self was cringeworthy. Only a majority is now. BTW, my earlier post was meant as a boost relative to other softs, not compared to the 180. I don't think the 180/3.7 was enough on it's own, unless she's a URM. Could be the WE, could be the HYP, could just come off incredible in a scholarship interview or PS.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Tue May 16, 2017 8:17 pm

presidentspivey wrote:
presidentspivey wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ttfn

Stanford, Ruby, and Hammy!!!!!!!!!!

<3

180 HYP STEM 3-4 yrs work experience. Right.

More and more I feel like HYP is a pretty substantial boost.

Among softs of course. Not comparing it to a couple LSAT points or being a URM

It absolutely is.

Like, do an analysis and you'll notice basically the only people who get Hammies and are KJD or sub-3.8 are HYP / 'top private.'
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Anon-e-miss » Tue May 16, 2017 8:17 pm

oopsu812 wrote:
Anon-e-miss wrote:The 180 was probably a bigger boost for that applicant than HYP

I don't understand why a prestigious undergrad should be a soft. Congratulations for doing well in high school and being able to afford a stupidly priced education, I guess?

I only think it is a soft when the applicant has a 173+ with a 3.6/3.7 and prestigious UG. It plays off notions that prestigious UG institutions are more RIGOROUS (which, in some respects, is true). Also, every T14 is an elite private school or attached to a top 5 public UG so it shouldn't be too surprising that they look fondly upon elite UG. It is a bias of consciousness.
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Tue May 16, 2017 8:19 pm

oopsu812 wrote:
Anon-e-miss wrote:The 180 was probably a bigger boost for that applicant than HYP

I don't understand why a prestigious undergrad should be a soft. Congratulations for doing well in high school and being able to afford a stupidly priced education, I guess?

I mean, if HYP(S) didn't confer any advantages people wouldn't give as much of a fuck about going there as they do, so it's not particularly surprising. (Not saying it's right.)

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Tue May 16, 2017 8:22 pm

Top UG / HYP&c will give you advantages basically everywhere. Not unique to law school admission.

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Postby oopsu812 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:29 pm

I guess that's what happens when there are 2618 universities. Still think it's silly that someone could pick to go to their state school because they can't afford the crazy out of state or private school tuition, and be at a disadvantage because of it.
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby chargers21 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:34 pm

Alexandros wrote:Top UG / HYP&c will give you advantages basically everywhere. Not unique to law school admission.

+180.

Btw, I know people say don't go to LS unless it is to be a lawyer, but I'm fairly certain that a t14 JD (like Duke) will carry a lot of weight in my home state in other sectors just because my state doesn't see that much prestige often

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Anon-e-miss » Tue May 16, 2017 8:35 pm

Alexandros wrote:Top UG / HYP&c will give you advantages basically everywhere. Not unique to law school admission.

I'm curious what the cutoff for a "top UG" is. I know it is arbitrary but I'm generally curious.
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Tue May 16, 2017 8:35 pm

oopsu812 wrote:I guess that's what happens when there are 2618 universities.

Well, there are well over 300 million people.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Anon-e-miss » Tue May 16, 2017 8:37 pm

oopsu812 wrote:I guess that's what happens when there are 2618 universities. Still think it's silly that someone could pick to go to their state school because they can't afford the crazy out of state or private school tuition, and be at a disadvantage because of it.

I agree, although there are many states with at least 1 good/great public school.
Also, numbers are still numbers, and numbers rule this process.
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:40 pm

Alexandros wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:I guess that's what happens when there are 2618 universities.

Well, there are well over 300 million people.

I know, I'm not saying there should be less. Obviously at some point a line has to be drawn. I just don't agree with that line being top 10 or 25, especially when there are a lot of reasons beyond "I didn't get in" for someone to not go to one of those universities.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Tue May 16, 2017 8:41 pm

Anon-e-miss wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:I guess that's what happens when there are 2618 universities. Still think it's silly that someone could pick to go to their state school because they can't afford the crazy out of state or private school tuition, and be at a disadvantage because of it.

I agree, although there are many states with at least 1 good/great public school.
Also, numbers are still numbers, and numbers rule this process.

You're not getting disadvantaged because of it - You're just not getting the advantage a very select few do. The same goes for uber-prestigious internships or something. Soft factors favor the wealthy and the privileged.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Anon-e-miss » Tue May 16, 2017 8:42 pm

Alexandros wrote:
Anon-e-miss wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:I guess that's what happens when there are 2618 universities. Still think it's silly that someone could pick to go to their state school because they can't afford the crazy out of state or private school tuition, and be at a disadvantage because of it.

I agree, although there are many states with at least 1 good/great public school.
Also, numbers are still numbers, and numbers rule this process.

You're not getting disadvantaged because of it - You're just not getting the advantage a very select few do. The same goes for uber-prestigious internships or something. Soft factors favor the wealthy and the privileged.

As does, of course, the cost of tuition at almost any law school
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Tue May 16, 2017 8:43 pm

Anon-e-miss wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
Anon-e-miss wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:I guess that's what happens when there are 2618 universities. Still think it's silly that someone could pick to go to their state school because they can't afford the crazy out of state or private school tuition, and be at a disadvantage because of it.

I agree, although there are many states with at least 1 good/great public school.
Also, numbers are still numbers, and numbers rule this process.

You're not getting disadvantaged because of it - You're just not getting the advantage a very select few do. The same goes for uber-prestigious internships or something. Soft factors favor the wealthy and the privileged.

As does, of course, the cost of tuition at almost any law school

As well as, honestly, almost everything about this process.
And, you know, most things in life. :lol:

Also, we do acknowledge that going to (insert prestigious school for law school) confers many tangible advantages, so it's not particularly surprising that the same is true of undergrad, if to a lesser extent.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby oopsu812 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:47 pm

Alexandros wrote:
Anon-e-miss wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:I guess that's what happens when there are 2618 universities. Still think it's silly that someone could pick to go to their state school because they can't afford the crazy out of state or private school tuition, and be at a disadvantage because of it.

I agree, although there are many states with at least 1 good/great public school.
Also, numbers are still numbers, and numbers rule this process.

You're not getting disadvantaged because of it - You're just not getting the advantage a very select few do. The same goes for uber-prestigious internships or something. Soft factors favor the wealthy and the privileged.

Sounds like a great way for the select few to stay the select few, eh?

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby Alexandros » Tue May 16, 2017 9:06 pm

oopsu812 wrote:
Alexandros wrote:
Anon-e-miss wrote:
oopsu812 wrote:I guess that's what happens when there are 2618 universities. Still think it's silly that someone could pick to go to their state school because they can't afford the crazy out of state or private school tuition, and be at a disadvantage because of it.

I agree, although there are many states with at least 1 good/great public school.
Also, numbers are still numbers, and numbers rule this process.

You're not getting disadvantaged because of it - You're just not getting the advantage a very select few do. The same goes for uber-prestigious internships or something. Soft factors favor the wealthy and the privileged.

Sounds like a great way for the select few to stay the select few, eh?

I agree with what you're saying. But I mean, it's a soft factor that would only matter at the margins (a 3.9, 177, TTT UG application will beat out a 3.6, 170, HYP applicant any day) and the vast majority of applicants won't be HYP.

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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group

Postby PrezRand » Tue May 16, 2017 9:08 pm

TWiiX wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Vandys masters in finance/jd program in 3 years is hella appealing


I didn't know they had one. I could likely get accepted to that, unlike the other T13 schools who have business counterparts in the M7 (NU, Penn, etc.).

Is it a joint application? Require GRE or GMAT?

I think it requires one of those tests.



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